Monday, March 15, 2010

Asian Ramen Noodle Salad

I found a couple of recipes for this on the internet and then messed around with them a few tries before I got the mixture that I love. Some people put mandarin oranges in this salad although I prefer it without. This is such a light yummy salad it feels guilt free to eat as much as I want.

Asian Ramen Noodle Salad

1 medium head cabbage
2 packages chicken ramen noodles
2 cans chicken meat (drained)
1/2 c slivered almonds
1 small bunch green onions
1/2 cup olive oil
1 TBS sugar
1 tsp seasoning salt
3 TBS vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

Chop up cabbage and onion into small bite-sized pieces. Place in large serving bowl and add chicken meat and almonds. In small bowl combine oil, sugar, seasoning salt, vinegar, and seasoning packets from ramen noodles. Stir until combined and pour over cabbage mixture. Stir until coated and place in refrigerator until ready to serve. Right before serving break up dry ramen noodles and mix into salad.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Traditional White Bread

I've been making this bread since before I got married. I'm happy to say I think I have this one down to a science and it is a regular staple at my house, especially in the winter. It makes two large loaves so often we will make one of them into cinnamon bread. This is a great bread for sandwiches, cinnamon or french toast.

Traditional White Bread

6-7 cups all purpose flour
3 TBS sugar
1 TBS salt
2 TBS butter
5 tsp yeast
2 1/4 cup very warm water (110* to 120*)

Mix 3 1/2 cups flour, sugar, salt, butter, and yeast in large bowl. Add warm water. Beat on low 1 minute, scrape bowl. Beat 1 minute on medium, scrape bowl. Stir in remaining flour 1 cup at a time until until dough is easy to handle. Knead about 10 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Put in greased bowl and let rise about 1 1/2 hours or until double.
Grease bread pans. divide dough and shape into loaves. Cover and let rise 40 to 50 minutes or until double. Bake at 350* 35-40 minutes or until golden brown and sound hollow when tapped. Remove from pans and butter tops. Cool on wire rack.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Baby Shower Cake

This cake was made Friday for a surprise baby shower for my friend at work.
The fun part was that we made a fake order ticket with the name of her baby as the client and the due date as the clients phone number. I went in and made the cake with my friend sitting right there telling me how cute the cake was. Surprise!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Death Star Cake

I know this isn't a recipe but a few of you have been asking me to post some of the cakes that I have made. This is the Star Wars Death Star Cake that I made for my sons birthday yesterday. It was a HUGE hit.